“Paint your home in contrasting colors to improve visual acuity, says John Gleichman, a certified specifications writer at Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects where he vets products among other duties. Homeowners can use different color schemes to designate walls and baseboards from floors, and to highlight door trim. High-contrast area rugs can distinguish sitting areas from walkways.”
The 2-part series on Barron’s.com discusses ways to utilize universal design, helping assist homeowners age in place and stay in their homes post-retirement.
Read “Aging in Place Is Gaining Popularity Among Retirees. How to Prep Your Home.” here.
Read “Here Are More Tips on Aging in Place, and Why Design Pros Like Smart Lighting” here.